April 5, 2018
– In Living Color - Joy DeGruccio, B.S., M.A., CPhT
We have our natural mode of communication and patterns of behavior. The way we communicate
and interact with others can make or break friendships, relationships, morale, trust,
and leadership. Learning to identify and appreciate different communication styles
not only in ourselves but in others will lead to greater understanding and success
in life. Tools for self-discovery will be shared as we explore and examine 4 communication
styles and the resulting behavior patterns.
April 12, 2018
– The Best of Dating 101 - Chrissy Follis, LMFT
Are you nervous about navigating the dating scene? Are you wanting to try Internet dating but the idea of setting up your online profile leaves you feeling overwhelmed? Do you feel discouraged about your relationship future? We will be answering all of these questions and more as we discuss ways to be emotionally ready to date, give you tools to feel confident dating, as well as some practical ways to write profiles in a way to attract quality people.
April 19, 2018
– Building Healthy Relationships - Mike Marino, PhD
Healthy relationships don't just happen. Mike Marino will address some of the common mistakes people make when seeking to connect at a deeper, more intimate level. Setting clear emotional boundaries, speaking with an adult voice, and learning to be an active listener will help you feel seen, heard, and valued. If your relationships feel too "one-sided" or perhaps you have no close relationships at all, this presentation will help you discover a path to building authentic, helpful connections with family, friends, community, and coworkers.
April 26, 2018
– For the Love of Money - Megan M. Stirrat
Suddenly single? Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, Certified Financial Planner and Wealth Management Advisor, Megan Stirrat, specializes in helping people address their changing and complex financial picture as they go through significant life transitions. Megan has specialized training in the financial issues of divorce through the “Institute for Divorce of Financial Analysts”. She is also a member of the Family Law Section of the Orange County Bar Association, although she does not provide legal advice. Topics will include: What now? How much can 1 afford to live on? Can I afford to keep my house? Do I need to go back to work? How should I invest my portion of the divorce settlement? How long will my money last?
$5.00 donation at the door
Single Adults Only - NO CHILD CARE
Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church, Dierenfield Hall *
Thursdays: April 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th - 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
* Unless relocating to another room is deemed necessary by the church
New Directions, Spring 2018
A four-week series of independent seminars focused on moving forward after life-changing events or circumstances. Geared to be for singles of all ages.
After the Divorce Recovery Workshop, the New Directions Workshop Series goes into more advanced aspects of thriving after divorce. Topics include dating, financial considerations, time management and strategies for building a new system of support. While this series is open to any adult, it is an extension of the actual Divorce Recovery Workshop, and serves as a continuation of that community and a support group for divorce recovery.
New Directions Program
What is in it for you?
In this 4-week seminar series, the New Directions Workshop will help you to:
"Being with people who understand." ~Nancy
"It was like a mirror for me. The subject is a great start." ~Russ
"I was in a very bad way when I came here tonight, and I'm leaving with hope." ~Anonymous
"Get right with yourself before entering into a relationship." ~Linda
"I learned that I could be prepared to be single forever. I should not require another person to make me happy." ~Anonymous
"I heard the other side's opinion on the subject." ~Brandy
"Topic was good. Lots of examples and scenarios were helpful." ~Bob
At each weekly meeting, we hear from engaging speakers who present a relational topic with humor and fresh insight providing thought provoking questions for discussion and interaction with others. The goal of the New Directions Workshop series is to leave each attendee with a renewed treasure to apply to their daily lives.
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